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President's daughter a member of the Class of 2003

President Tilghman and her daughter, Rebecca.
At commencement exercises on June 3, President Tilghman conferred a bachelor of arts degree upon her daughter, Rebecca. While she is not the first Princeton president to have the pleasure of seeing her offspring graduate, she is the first president to award a University degree to her daughter.

Other presidents have conferred degrees on their sons, including:

• Samuel Finley (1761-1766) on his son, Samuel Jr. in 1765.

• John Witherspoon (1768-1794) on his sons, John Jr. in 1773 and David in 1774.

• Samuel Smith (1795-1812), who married President Witherspoon's eldest daughter, Ann, on their son, John Witherspoon Smith in 1795.

• James McCosh (1868-1888) on his son, Andrew James McCosh in 1877.

• Francis Patton (1888-1902) on his sons, George Stevenson in 1891; Francis Landey Jr. in 1893; Robert Hunter in 1896; and John MacMillan Stevenson in 1898.

Source: Mudd Manuscript Library



June 16, 2003
Vol. 92, No. 29
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Commencement 2003
Tilghman counsels graduates to have courage to take action
Four faculty members recognized for their outstanding teaching
Commencement highlights on Web
Commencement snapshots
By the numbers

Engineering school in good hands with Klawe
Technology center and Muldoon create online poetry initiative
New collection documents travels with President Woodrow Wilson
Tuition grant increased
University picnic

Bialek, Johnson named to endowed professorships
New faculty members appointed
Board approves 22 promotions
Faculty resignations
Three faculty members transfer to emeritus status
Professor had eclectic mix of interests
People, spotlight, briefs, retirements, obituaries

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